Monday, January 30, 2006

Open Yahoo Messenger Window from web Page

Yahoo Messenger installs a protocol on windows machine
"ymsgr:". We can issue many commands to the Yahoo Messenger
application through this protocol.

To keep a link on web page that will open a window to send IM we can keep the link as
<a href="ymsgr:sendIM?tusharvjoshi">Send Message through Yahoo Messenger</a>
which will look like Send Message through Yahoo Messenger.

Here tusharvjoshi is my yahoo ID and can be replaced by any valid Yahoo ID.

When user clicks on this link the following window will appear as if it has been started from the Yahoo Messegner window

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

MS Word - Set font size of Document Map

Suddenly all my document headings in the document map section of Word document started showing up in large fonts.

I got the way of changing the font of document map after some googling. There is a Document Map style defined in the styles in a document. We need to modify this style to set it as our desired font and the document map section automatically gets the font.

Tushar Joshi, Nagpur

Monday, January 09, 2006

Firefox and Marathi Unicode Fonts

For many days I was troubled by the Marathi Unicode fonts display on Firefox. In process of finding the solution I came across the IEView extension for Firefox but very soon I shifted to the IETab Extension for Firefox.

IETab Extension solved my major problem not to start the IE browser just to see sites like and as they are in Marathi Unicode font.

Today after searching more on the problem got a tip to check the Control Panel > Regional and Language Options > Languages > Install fles for complex scripts option in Windows XP and Windows 2003 machines. The second East Asian Language is not needed to view Marathi Unicode.
This solved all my problem. Now I do not switch to IETab for Manogat and Maayboli sites. My Firefox just shows all the Marathi Unicode correctly.

Tushar Joshi, Nagpur